About Worldwide Ecolodges

Hi Fellow Eco Traveller,

George Duffy, Eco-Zone Explorer

George Duffy On the Amazon River Near Manaus, Brazil

This is a site about worldwide ecolodges and ecotravel. I started it several years ago to share knowledge of the wonderful locations I’ve visited on my own travels and to promote adventure programs I had designed.

Gradually as more ecolodges opened and many other types of nature based lodges needed some kind of description I set out to define “ecolodge”. It came to me that many people are trying to do good by operating many different types of tourism businesses and found the use of the word agriturismo was being used in Italy to describe farms that invited guests to stay in repurposed buildings on the farm, so I added them to my page title. Many are operated organically, biodynamically, or transitioning from conventional to sustainable in other ways. These open up new ways for individuals and small groups to experience life more like locals than tourists.

To help finance this website I encourage you to use our booking.com links whenever you want to make a hotel, or better yet, an ecolodge booking. There is no category as yet for ecolodges but when you are searching, you can filter for things like lodges, farm stays and similar items located on the left sidebar of the booking portal. Not all will be eco-concious, but you can at times read between the lines and of course other traveller’s comments to gauge your opinion.

I will continue travelling when I can and posting all kinds of new information about worldwide ecolodges, events, workshops, programs or tours that I or my friends and colleagues are offering.

In the meantime, checkout the progress on our own natural building project below.

George Duffy

Finca del Sol, Cypress County, Alberta

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